V60 Pourover Brew Guide
The V60 is a beautiful way to brew a cup of filter coffee. With proper extraction and pouring technique you can get an exceptionally clean and sweet cup. While there are dozens of ways to pour and many brew ratios we are going to focus on one method to produce a consistently great cup. From there, it’s over to you to experiment based on your taste.
- Hario Dripper (or equivalent)
- Glass server (sits below the dripper to catch the coffee)
- Filter papers.
- A goose-neck kettle will allow you to control the speed and precision of your pour
- Digital scales are a must for the correct brew ratio / timer
- Coffee grinder
- 15g coffee
- 250g water
- 97 degree water
Medium-course grind; to begin with think the size of raw sugar and make adjustments as needed.
- Boil your kettle and start by rinsing the filter paper in the cone with hot water to rinse any ‘papery’ flavours that might be present while also pre heating the pourer cone and server. Discard the water before brewing.
- Grind your coffee and then set up scales, vessel, timer, place coffee dripper on top of the server, pour in grinds (make sure they are level) and tare off the scales ready to brew.
- Start a timer and evenly pour 30-40mls of water over the coffee grinds in a consistent circular motion. Quickly but gently agitate/stir the grounds to ensure they all are evenly wet. Allow this to sit for about 30 seconds. This is called the ‘bloom’. It helps to release Co2 from the ground coffee and prepare the coffee for extraction.
- After the bloom, continue slowly pouring in small circles until the weight reaches 100g on the scale. Pause for 10-15 seconds.
- Continue slowly pouring until the final weight of 250g is reached. Then give the dripper a gentle swirl to evenly distribute the coffee grinds and to ensure an even drawdown of water through the coffee bed.
- Watch the drawdown and take note when the water finishes filtering through. Ideally looking for a time of 2:20 - 2:40 total brew time. The bed of coffee grinds left in the dipper should appear evenly flat indicating an even extraction has occurred.
- Allow it to cool for a couple of minutes and enjoy your delicious filter coffee!